“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Inauguration Connection…

Posted on January 22, 2013 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   As President Obama was sworn in for his Second Term as Commander-In-Chief, Gary Lycan, the radio columnist of the Orange County Register, made me aware of an amusing historical connection with Hollywood. This had to do with a comparison made with the inauguration of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

i love lucy   On January 19th, 1953, a record 71.7% of televisions in the US – more than the First Term swearing-in of President Eisenhower the following day – tuned in for the birth of Little Ricky on I Love Lucy. To increase publicity of this episode, the original air-date was chosen to coincide with Lucille Ball’s real-life delivery of Desi Jr. by caesarean section. Happy 60th birthday to Little Ricky!

   At last evening’s Inaugural Balls, the re-elected team of President Obama, Vice President Biden, and their wives were serenaded by Oscar winners: Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls); and Jamie Foxx (Ray). They sang Let’s Stay Together and I Can’t Stop Loving You. By the way, after the inauguration of President James Madison in 1809, the tradition of the Inaugural Ball was started.

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                                JENNIFER HUDSON             JAMIE FOXX

   Winning an Academy Award and an election has consequences…

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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